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Burbank High graduate Jordan Card enjoys big season for Regals

Burbank High graduate tallies team-high 46 goals in 28 matches for California Lutheran University women's water polo team.

June 21, 2013|By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com
  • Burbank High graduate Jordan Card turned in a fine season with Cal Lutheran this season.
Burbank High graduate Jordan Card turned in a fine season… (Courtesy of Tracy…)

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Jordan Card (Burbank High, 2011) sophomore, Cal Lutheran women’s water polo: During her second season, the former Pacific League Player of the Year got but four starts during the Regals’ 28-game 2013 season.

Yet, Card still dazzled every time she got into the water, leading Cal Lutheran with 46 goals, seven more than former Pacific League rival Adrienne Ingalla of Crescenta Valley, who was second-best with 37.

Card started in four games, but played in all 28 and also tallied 10 assists and 21 steals, as the former All-Area selection clearly had a big year.

Card’s biggest day of the season came March 9 in a double dip against Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Baptist. In a 13-8 win over San Bernardino, Card scored a season-high six goals and came back to score a hat trick in a loss to Cal Baptist.

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Kassy Uchida (Burbank High, 2010) junior, Utah State softball: It was a rough season for the Aggies, but Uchida still held her own and made a good showing.

She hit .276 (37 for 134) in 53 games with 47 starts. She added 19 walks for a .366 on-base percentage. She also had eight runs and six runs batted in.

Utah State went just 11-43 and 5-16 in the Western State Athletic Conference.

Meli Sanchez (Burbank High, 2010) junior, Cal State East Bay softball: Hitting at the heart of the order, Sanchez made a solid debut after transferring from East Los Angeles College.

Sanchez was one of just four members of her team to start all 52 games. In the process, she hit .288 (45 for 156) with 18 runs, seven doubles and 17 RBI. She ended her year on a high note, going two for three with a run and two RBI in the final game of the season against San Francisco State on April 27 in a 5-3 win. In all, Sanchez ended the season on a high note, going seven for her last 13 and notching 20 hits over her last 14 games, hitting safely in all but three of them.

The outfielder made just one error and garnered a .985 fielding percentage for a Cal State East Bay squad that went 17-35 and 11-25 in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn.

Paul Frias (Burbank High, 2012) freshman, Fullerton College baseball: Fullerton came up just short of winning the California Community College Athletic Assn. championships, losing to Cypress, 10-3, on May 19 in the title contest.

It certainly wasn’t for lack of contribution from Frias, however.

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